Amnesty International has urged that $45 million compensation paid by an oil trading company to
victims of one of the worst toxic dumping scandals in recent years
must reach the people to whom it is owed.
Government representatives meeting in Addis Ababa have been urged by Amnesty International to clearly state they would prevent any
officials accused of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes
from seeking safe haven in their countries.
Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by some
of the members of the Nigerian security forces after three people were
shot dead during a protest against demolition of homes in Rivers State.
Amnesty International has called on all states to suspend international
supplies of military and police weaponry, munitions and other equipment
that could be used to commit human rights violations by Guinean
As a court in Khartoum prepares to resume its trial of
Sudanese journalist Lubna Hussein for wearing trousers, Amnesty
International has called on the government to withdraw the
charges and repeal the law used to justify the flogging of
women for wearing 'indecent' clothing.